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Early pregnancy: what to expect during the first trimester of your pregnancy

During the first three months of pregnancy, your baby rapidly grows, developing a brain, spinal cord and organs. Your body also goes through many swift changes, releasing hormones that affect almost every organ in your body. Dr Amelia Davison, one of our top consultant obstetrician and gynaecologists based in London, reveals what to expect in your first trimester and the tests you might need to undergo.

Do I have endometriosis? Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

If you often experience severe period pain that occurs frequently, lasts a long time and doesn't respond well to medications, you could be suffering from endometriosis - a very common and painful condition in which the lining of your womb starts to grow in other places, such as your ovaries and fallopian tubes. Mr Kirana Arambage, one of our top consultant gynaecologists explains the signs and symptoms, the different stages and how it can be treated.

Know the difference between regular period pain and endometriosis

Unfortunately, for many women endometriosis can be hard to detect. The symptoms can often can mimic heavy, painful periods which ultimately leads to a delayed diagnosis and serious consequences to your pelvic health. Mr Ian Currie, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, walks us through the differences between regular period pains and endometriosis to help familiarise women on the signs and symptoms of this condition.

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